Beet Salad with Feta and Mint

From Adventures in Cooking

Course: Salad
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

Beet Salad with Feta and Mint

  • 1 pound beets with greens
  • 2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon flake kosher salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 large carrot peeled and ribboned
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 fennel bulbs thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves whole
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Vinaigrette

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon flake kosher sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions

Vinaigrette

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Beet Salad with Feta and Mint

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the leaves off of the beets and set them aside. Peel the beets with a potato peeler and cut them into roughly ½-inch cubes. Toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, and pepper, then spread them out on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven until tender when pierced with a fork, about 35 to 40 minutes, stirring up the beets on the sheet halfway through. Remove and allow to cool.
  2. Coarsely chop the beet leaves. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the beet leaves and cook for 10 seconds, then pour into a strainer and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss the vinaigrette together the roasted beets, beet leaves, green onions, fennel, and mint until they are covered in the dressing. Sprinkle with the feta cheese, toss once more, and serve immediately.